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John G. Riley House & Museum

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John G. Riley House & Museum

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419 E Jefferson St Fl 32301, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1817
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Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Is it true that the first Christmas celebrated in the United States was in Tallahassee? Or did you know that Tallahassee has ninety five square miles of land and over two square miles of water? You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Tallahassee residents celebrated a white Christmas in 1989. This is a rare occurrence in this sub-tropical climate. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Tallahassee . Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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Sue N wrote a review Feb 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania489 contributions164 helpful votes
Near Cascades Park, the John G. Riley House and Museum's temporary exhibit of women who impacted Smokey Hollow was very informative. We were there at the right time to learn not only about John G. Riley, we also learned about these women who were remarkable each in their own way. The young guide was quite knowledgeable, willing to answer questions, and encouraged us to visit other museums in the area.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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DivaRouge wrote a review Nov 2018
Baton Rouge, Louisiana178 contributions13 helpful votes
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Traveled to Orlando for The Thanksgiving holiday. Usually when I’m traveling on pleasure I like to find something cultural to do. This stop over in Tallahassee proved to be a treat. The museum is awesome. The tour guides are very engaging and know so much about the history and culture of the African Americans who lived in the area that is currently downtown Tallahassee. I would recommend this as a stop if you’re ever in the area.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Albert M wrote a review Apr 2017
18 contributions2 helpful votes
The Riley house provides a snapshot of African-American history in Tallahassee. Most amazing part of tour is the Animatronic figure of John Riley donated by Disney. So real that it may scare you when it starts to speak.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Mary L wrote a review Nov 2016
6 contributions2 helpful votes
This museum reveals the talented architectural career of the late John G. Riley whose legacy lives on as one of the stars of African American history in this profession, unusual for minorities of his era.
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Date of experience: November 2016
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Jim W wrote a review Jul 2016
Panama City, Florida705 contributions105 helpful votes
We were looking for classical houses to visit and were pleasantly surprised to learn about the history of Mr. Riley. His story from being born into slavery to owning property and helping other people grow and fight the ugliness of discrimination until he was 96 is inspirational. The animatronic version that talks to you is very interesting. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained the current showing of a local artist. They change out the showings quarterly, so there will be something new the next time we wander to the area.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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